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Adding volume as a custom property?

S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,439 PRO
Back in January, mass was finally added as automatically computed property. It seems like other properties can be added through FeatureScript.

I want to add part volume as a custom property which can then be added to standard drawing notes.

How do I do that? Is there a standard way to do this?

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    GregBrownGregBrown Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 111
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    There's a good description and walkthrough on this page: Computed-part-properties (onshape.com) 
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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,439 PRO
    That's great and I think I can manage to do that since I've done some FeatureScript development, but it's honestly shocking that Onshape expects users to do this in order to implement basic functionality like putting the part volume in a drawing note. Why give us mass, but not volume? It makes zero sense.
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,442
    Also, you need a Pro account or above to do this because it is a custom property. 
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    jelte_steur814jelte_steur814 Member Posts: 87 PRO
    Agree with S1mon! volume should be automatically computed
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